Jurawatt takes Bavarian solar energy technology to Sri Lanka


Bavarian solar specialist Jurawatt now also has operations in the Sri Lankan market, where it has found two very enthusiastic desert technology partners.

Jurawatt's Desert Modules are ideal for Sri Lanka's tropical climate, where temperatures peak at almost 31 degrees centigrade in summer. This heat, plus the country's high levels of humidity and heavy monsoon rainfall, pose extreme challenges to module technology.

Jurawatt’s partners were soon convinced by the impressive advantages of desert technology according to Patrick Thoma, CEO of Jurawatt GmbH. One of the partners is headquartered in the United Kingdom and supplies a branch office with Jurawatt modules and the other is an established Sri Lankan company.

Most Europeans associate Sri Lanka with holidays, sun, relaxation and beautiful natural landscapes. Yet Sri Lanka is far more than just a holiday destination. It has a continuously growing economy – and a population which uses around double the amount of energy that is currently being generated domestically.

Sri Lanka has no fossil fuel reserves, so it is highly dependent on imports. Now the government in Colombo is keen to permanently reduce this dependency and will be focusing to a greater extent on renewable energies. Solar energy offers incredible opportunities to a country like Sri Lanka where there are impressive solar radiation values of up to six kWh/m2/day. Signing a supply contract with a German solar energy specialist is an important step in the right direction because the solar solutions that Jurawatt develops have proven effective in many places around the world – especially in countries with extreme climates and high peak temperatures.